Professionalism and Ethical Behaviorism is important for both employer and employee. Understanding the importance of ethical behavior at workplace develop effectiveness. One needs to be conscious on how to treat their co-workers and workplace attitude. This will allow in gaining productivity and effectiveness. The employer and employees relationship is important in terms of developing mutual dependency (DesJardins, 2011). Ethical standards and ethical commitment plays an important role in developing a strong business model. The main idea behind the theory is concerned with "should" and "should not”. It implies with requirement as mentioned in law or any other commercial responsibility of an organization. The argument has important proposition for corporate governances. There are certain factors in term of leadership and in identifying ethics in the background of business behavior (McPhail and Walters, 2009).
While business ethics plays an important role from the social and moral point of view, they are also important from corporate point of view. Some of the key factors that influence the ethical behavior are related to satisfaction of the constituencies, responsiveness to the change and a commitment to do best. Employers do have a moral obligation to look out for the welfare of the employees. It is not only related to the question of paying fair wages or good working conditions but to have an enduring concern for the well-being of the employees. The welfare of the organization and the employees is one of the pre-dominant factors. An ethical employer is willing to make decisions in the favor of the organization. In this manner an employer can show genuine concern for the employees. It is the primary duty of the employer to be loyal towards different stakeholders (Rossouw, Van Vuuren, Ghani and Adam, 2010).
The purpose of the report is to investigate the role of ethics and professionalism at workplace. It further shows the correlation between ethics and professionalism and how they are connected with high productivity. The report establishes the needs of ethics and highlights the expectation of employers from the employees. Professional and ethical conduct is seen as two broad terms in an organization. In order to gain high productivity employers are designing an effective workplace structure. This will let an organization to gain effective results. The primary objective of the report is to define various roles and objectives and requirement of ethics and professionalism in managing organizational job. The overall purpose is to let readers understand the basics of professionalism from the employer point of view.
This report depicts need of ethics and professionalism at workplace and what are employers looking for? It will consider various journal articles, books and newspaper to understand the views of different authors. The general perception related to workplace ethics and professionalism will be considered for further investigation.
Professionalism & Ethics
The full definition of professionalism is related to the qualities that mark as important factor in managing a team. It relates with the quality of workmanship. Ethics are the acceptable standards at workplace driving effective values. Professionalism is related to ethical success and influence. Workplace ethics and professionalism are two of the crucial part of employment. These two aspects help in assisting the organization in making a profitable outcome. Ethics and professionalism are important for the company for gaining effective results. Someone who exhibit professionalism under different circumstances need to discuss the workplace ethics In order to gain personal ambition (Trevino and Nelson, 2010). Every business organization and employers issue certain guidelines to the employees. Businesses nowadays are launching vivid guidelines in order to manage the organization in a better and efficient way. The key principle of workplace ethics includes honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights. These guidelines provide with a basic view to behave on an organization. All the companies have specified acceptable behavior while hiring the employees. Many multinational companies provides with a basic job description during the interview process. The purpose is to define the rules and procedures followed by the organization. An Employer expects employs to follow certain behavioral norms. It is compulsory for the organization to gain effective result which is only possible if an individual follow the basic norms as mentioned in the company rule book. Professionalism and ethics are viewed as a broader term in an organization; this allows an organization to sustain during an adverse situation (Weiss, 2014). A key component followed by the employee is to maintain integrity at workplace. An employer in the modern business age understands the role of ethics and professionalism in gaining productivity. Large sized business organizations are giving more importance to professionalism and ethics to gain positive results. The purpose is to gain responsibility for the work and to gain major factors when it is regarding the workplace ethics and professionalism. Employers understand that by designating responsibility to employees (Crane and Matten, 2016). This is to develop interest of the employees in the organization to gain high productivity. They include everyone from the peers to supervise the team. It is the primary duty of the employer to manage the difference among the employees and to work in co-relation. This will allow an organization to gain better results. It is the primary duty of the employer to manage the organization by promoting interest of each individual employee. This will allow the employees to develop an interest in the organization. Ethical and professional guidelines are important for an organization to offer a high amount of dedication (Hoffman, Frederick and Schwartz, 2014). An Employer is looking for specific skills in the employees that can be nurtured by applying effective ethical theories. A positive and ethical attitude of an individual employee will create a healthy environment at workplace. Dedication is required in getting work done in order to gain trust among employees. Those who are giving strong efforts in the organization are motivated by the employers. The employer looks for professionalism and ethics at workplace. In a highly competitive economy it is necessary from the point of view of the employer to manage the organization. Professionalism and ethics play an important role in an organization from the point of view of the organization (Johnson, 2007).
Needs of ethics and professionalism from the point of view of Employer
Many professional and corporation have developed code of ethical conduct to address the unique business situation. Every large sized business corporation need to develop an effective ethical plan in order to gain efficiency at work. Companies by developing an ethical code of conduct can gain clear results. These codes of ethics allow employees to balance between the end and means to obtain desired results. It is therefore necessary for a business organization to manage ethical conduct. The productivity in an organization is largely based on ethical code of conduct. Companies nowadays are trying to prevent ethical misconduct at workplace (Brenkert, 2008). This is however helping the organization in managing work. An unethical behavior of few employees affects the organization. As a professional one need to set accurate code of conduct to meet the standards of the organization. In such a competitive environment it is important for an individual to meet the standards with accuracy. As an employer he has to keep a check over all the activities of the employee. These professional code of conduct helps in managing ethical norms. In case if an employee is perpetually violating the code of conduct an employer can take an action against him. This is important for an organization in terms of gaining long term productivity (Valentine and Fleischman, 2008). It is important within an organization to manage the ethical code of conduct. The senior management needs to take specific measures in order to gain ethical code of conduct at work. It is critical for the employers to execute the following:
- To act in consistency with the company’s ethical code of conduct
- To apply corrective ethical principles in order to manage the organization effectively
The duty of an employer is to acknowledge those employees who are working in consistency with the company’s code of conduct. It needs to be seen that the ethical code of conducts are efficiently being followed in order to manage the organization. The purpose of the professional code of conduct is to manage the employees and their behavior (DesJardins and McCall, 2014).
To a large extent an organization can gain efficiency by developing professional code of conduct. It is impossible for an organization to work without a proper ethical framework. It is recommended I the business organization that Ethical code of conduct and its implication. All these code of conduct allow an organization to grow in an effective way. The possibility regarding the growth is only feasible if the organization has an efficient code of conduct. Employers are giving high attention to the ethical code of conduct (Frederick, 2008). This allows an organization to understudy behavior of different individual and the team. More specifically in an organization it is important to develop professional code of conduct. In previous time lesser attention was given to the code of conduct. Nowadays the employers are considering the ethical code of conduct in order to gain growth. It is however necessary for a business organization to make every individual aware about the consequences as well. It is necessary that the individual has to develop effective framework in order to gain attention.
General Practice regarding good ethics and Professionalism by Employers
Employers who are emphasizing over the positive practice are considering managing environment in an effective way. This means that the business is more considerate about the moral ambiguity, rationalization at workplace. The business executive needs to take effective measures to deal with the problems. Ethics are developed within an organization and create a sense of belongingness towards the organization (Lawrence and Weber, 2008).
Strong work ethics
Employers thereby value only those employees who understand and pose a willingness to work hard. An employer expects his employee to work smart as well. This allows an organization to achieve sustainable objectives while competing with the daily targets. It is necessary for the business organization to keep a positive attitude for the organization while maintaining all the projects (Ardichvili, Mitchell and Jondle, 2009). Downsizing in today’s competitive business scenario is one of the most common activities. It is thereby necessary for an individual to develop personal views by recognizing the goals. This will attribute to gain effective business framework.
Employers consider only those employees who understand their responsibility towards the work. They only listen to those employees who vale the organizational culture. This also helps the organization in dealing with the projects o the day-to-day basis. It is the duty of the employee to shoe a sense of responsibility by keeping themselves informed (Brooks and Dunn, 2011).
Possessing a constructive approach
Employers only want those employees who are willing to take an initiative for the betterment of the organization. Positive attitudes towards the work allow an individual to overcome challenges. An enthusiastic employee creates a healthy environment for the organization. Employer act as a role model for the organization to gain positive results. A positive approach is most valued by managers and co-workers in an organization (Appelbaum, Iaconi and Matousek, 2007).
Employers are looking for employees who can adopt the business environment. The employees who are open for a change are motivated by the employers. This allows an organization to gain maximum results. By looking on the changes in the organization the employees need to adopt the changes with accuracy. This allows an organization to adopt effective results and experience the work. The new idea and strategies allows an organization to grow effectively by fostering belief in the employees. An organization is looking for different opportunities to grasp effectiveness at work (Loretto, 2015).
Honesty and integrity
The primary purpose of organization is to create a sense of responsibility. An employer needs to create an amicable environment for the employee. It is the responsibility of each person to use an individual sense of moral and ethical behavior while serving the scope of their job (Ethical Responsibilities in the Employer-Employee Relationship – Applying Ethical Principles, 2010).
An employer looks for supervision and direction to get work done on timely and professional basis. It thereby allow the employees to self-motivated employees an immerse favor. A self motivated employee doesn’t require external motivation.
Motivated to grow and learn
In a changing work environment it is essential to develop a creative environment for the purpose of development. It is considered as one of the important factor in managing the organization. An Employer expects employs to follow certain behavioral norms. It is compulsory for the organization to gain effective result which is only possible if an individual follow the basic norms as mentioned in the company rule book (Brown, 2016).
Employers value only those employees who show professional behavior at work. It includes all the behavior exhibited by an individual employee during work. All the professionals are enthusiastic about the work and works in an effective way. A professional needs to feel positive about the organization.
An employer is looking for an employee who is willing to manage an organization in an effective way. In order to manage the organization effectively it is necessary for an employer to seek professionalism and ethics. These two are important component in managing the effectiveness. This is however important that the organization need to figure out effective working by looking onto the growing opportunities. The purpose of ethics and professionalism is to gain sustainable objectives. In a diversified work environment it is necessary to manage the organization in an effective way. The purpose is to meet the diverse needs in an organization. It is necessary that the organization should implement effective professionalism, ethics and value. This will allow an organization to grow in an effective way. Many multinational companies provides with a basic job description during the interview process. The purpose is to define the rules and procedures followed by the organization. It is important to clear out the responsibility of an individual employee so that they work in an ethical way. Employees need to understand the value of ethics. Employers are now giving more priority to ethics and professionalism. To a large extent these factors are playing a key role in deciding the future. Employees should be made accountable for the job done by them. This will create a sense of responsibility in them (Faulconbridge and Muzio, 2008).
To conclude, it is necessary to give focus on the ethical value and professionalism. The employers are giving priority to only those employees who are putting an extra effort. The report provides role of ethical conduct and professionalism to manage the organization. It primarily describes the viewpoint of the employers in designating role to the employees. In a diversified business environment it is recommended to the employer to work in accordance with the business environment. The key principle of workplace ethics includes honesty, fairness, equality, dignity, diversity and individual rights. These guidelines provide with a basic view to behave on an organization.
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